Broccoli Chicken Chopped Salad

Last weekend I spent a night out at my parents house. My father was recovering from day surgery and didn’t have much of an appetite, so my step-mother and I enjoyed dinner for two. We bought a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, and she made a broccoli salad. Dinner was quick and easy, delicious and perfect for an hot day.

I decided to make a version of the same salad, this time incorporating the chicken into the salad. I cut everything up and brought it to work to assemble a portion each day for lunch.

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Broccoli Chicken Chopped Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 large stalk of broccoli, diced (use the stem too!)
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chives, finely chopped
  • handful grape or cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 c cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 Tbsp seeds (sunflower, pumpkin or whatever you like)
  • creamy dressing of your choice (I like Jalapeno Ranch)

Directions

  1. Assemble all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add desired amount of dressing.
  3. Mix.
  4. Dig in!

This would be perfect in a wrap or sandwich – like a beefed up chicken salad sandwich stuffed with vegetables1

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Bon Appetit!

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